ollecting a set of suitable bronze, brass and silver jewellery that is based on archaeological finds in Finland. These will be an important part of my Finnish Iron-Age costume.
I have spent six months learning tablet weaving and here are some tips that I want to share with beginners struggling with their first bands.
I made the Christmas presents for my family by hand. My brother and mother got handwoven potholders and my father got nålbound mittens.
I sewed an Iron Age dress that a Finnish woman would have worn under her peplos and apron. This dress works also for the Medieval era.
I designed a stripy folk fabric and Susanna, the owner of Kultavilla the weaving mill wove it. Now I have the folk skirt of my dreams!
Sometimes even a rushed project with all the ingredients for disaster succeeds and the result is a beautiful silk party dress.
I wove myself some Finnish Iron Age legwraps.
I learned how to nålbind and made a video about it. Now I can uphold the family tradition and make warm mittens for my family!
I made a Finnish folk-style pocket out of fabric scraps using motifs and stitches common in Finnish folk-costumes.
I made an Edwardian evening gown in a day to join a turn-of-the-century manor house weekend.